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Story Stencyl 3.0 Released, A Game Creation Kit With No Programming Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:58am
Story Intel aims 2.3GHz quad-core 64-bit SoC at Android 4.4 Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:46am
Story News Flash from Redmond: FOSS Causes Dissatisfaction! Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 2:33am
Story 12 Completely Free, Open-Source Linux Games Rianne Schestowitz 25/02/2014 - 1:14am
Story Neovim: Rewriting & Modernizing The Vim Editor Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:40pm
Story What's the best Linux desktop environment for me? Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:10pm
Story The magic of the disappearing Linux distros Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 10:01pm
Story How Mozilla Thinks It Can Punch Above Its Weight With Firefox OS Smartphones Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:56pm
Story Firefox OS adds PhoneGap support, wins developers Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:53pm
Story KDE's Next Generation Semantic Search Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2014 - 9:44pm

Reiser seeks to appeal - says lawyer 'hates me'

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Reiser

sfgate.com: Hans Reiser, the computer programmer who admitted to strangling his estranged wife, is trying to appeal his conviction and sentence on the grounds of ineffective assistance from his lead attorney.

Should You Use Twice the Amount of Ram as Swap Space For Linux?

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Linux

Linux and other Unix-like operating systems use the term “swap” to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. It is common to use a whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. However, with the 2.6 Linux kernel, swap files are just as fast as swap partitions.

today's leftovers

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News
  • New software in openSUSE build service

  • KDE harvest comes after the seed is planted
  • 'Free' may be losing its allure
  • Beyonce using Drupal
  • Prime Note Cartina UM, a New Linux Powered Netbook
  • ALSA 1.0.18a Released With Fixes, Updates
  • Novell releases GroupWise 8
  • Robertson--Still Hiding Details About Linspire's Demise
  • Do the Maths: GNU/Linux's Discovery
  • Should you deploy a Linux-only mainframe?
  • Netbook Smackdown: Compare the Six Top Netbooks
  • Open ATI R600/700 3D Graphics For Christmas?
  • NVIDIA 180.08 Beta Driver Adds In OpenGL 3.0
  • Improving Open-Source ATI Power Management
  • Linux Printing: A Curious Mix of Yuck and Excellence, part 2
  • about:mozilla - Developer News Nov 18
  • ARM support for openSUSE Buildservice and openSUSE
  • Linux on the Label
  • Convoluted Column Arithmetic Examples Using Awk On Linux
  • Video editing on Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to create automated Linux/Unix backups

  • How To Run Gnome Panel Applets in XFCE
  • Who's On Your Linux Box
  • Small tip, how to recreate fluxbox menu
  • A Guide to System Backup and Restore in Ubuntu
  • SATA: /dev/hda Instead Of /dev/sda?
  • Use Dovecot for POP3/IMAP services
  • sK1 vector in on good illustrations
  • Treat your C code like scripts with C Cod

some off-topics

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Misc
  • dinosaurs+mice, HPUX+Linux, OOo+google office, aka the Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Major League Baseball to Silverlight: You're Out
  • The Myth Of Personal Freedom In The Digital World
  • RIAA win: Tennessee to police campus networks
  • Tech layoffs: The scorecard
  • Why Google Must Die

Gartner Report Exaggerates Open Source IP Concerns

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OSS

daniweb.com: In a report on enterprise open source usage released this week, Gartner research director Laurie Wurster stated in rather strong language that companies could face a big intellectual property issue because they are using the software without understanding the IP implications of the licensing language. But is she exaggerating.

The Linux ‘weakbook’ bites back

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I was pointed toward an interesting article recently that centered on a competitive battle of netbooks v. smartphones, indicating the latter will emerge victorious. However, will the smartphone really kill the netbook? Nah. Here’s why:

A few good reasons to switch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

omegamormegil.wordpress: Here’s a list of a few of the reasons I think you might want to take a look at Ubuntu.

A Geek’s Guide: How To Pimp Your Car With Linux

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Linux

hehe2.net: If you’ve just started using Linux, you’ve probably noticed an interesting phenomenon. You’ve entered a group of rugged individualists, non-conformists, people who know how to pull things apart and put them back together, people who don’t like being spoon fed. Just using Linux in your PC? Ok, that’s pretty good. But how about building a Linux system from scratch? Or on your phone? Even better, how about in your car?

Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux

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Linux
Interviews

informationweek.com: In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.

Open source is not all about the money

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Dave Rosenberg is worried about Sun. “If it fails,” he writes, “Sun will be the harbinger of sorrow for the rest of the open source world.” The open source business, yes. The open source world? Not so much.

Tron sequel already in production

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Movies

theregister.co.uk: Tron - quite possibly the best example of a movie that could benefit from a legitimate sequel - is finally getting one. And who knew? A few dedicated - and better informed - film buffs maybe. But for the rest of us sci-fi supporters, certainly on this side of the Pond, it remained a secret.

Yo Frankie!, Now Shipping!

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Gaming

junauza.com: One of the most highly anticipated open source games of 2008 is finally shipping. After several months of development and unexpected delays, Blender Institute's Yo Frankie! has been unleashed for the world to play.

Mandriva reports its 3rd Quarter results

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva today reported its financial and operating results for the third quarter 2008. Turnover for the quarter is 0.83 million Euros, trading revenue is 1.04 million Euros, costs are 1.67 million Euros and the operating loss is 0.64 million Euros.

Three things I like about Ubuntu Intrepid, and one I don’t

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: Intrepid. There is very little evidence of the “wow” factor that made early Ubuntu releases so exciting. Unless of course you dig a little deeper. There are three that really stand out for me.

Ubuntu for the Holidays

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Ubuntu

practical-tech.com: You’ve already got Ubuntu on your computer so why not have some Ubuntu under your Christmas tree-or Hanukkah bush, Ubuntu’s for everyone-as well.

20+ Firefox Plugins to Enhance Your YouTube Experience

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: There is no arguing that YouTube is the most popular video sharing site out there, but that isn’t to say that there aren’t things about it that annoy users. There are a wide array of plugins for Firefox to make the YouTube user experience that much better. Here are over 20.

Also: Trick Out Your Firefox Browser with Style

MSI GeForce 9800GT 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For Linux desktop users interested in a mid-range discrete graphics card there are more choices than ever before with NVIDIA continuing to release new stable Linux drivers as they have done for many years. We recently looked at AMD's new ATI Radeon HD 4830 mid-range graphics card, but in this article we are comparing it to the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT.

OSS Reloaded

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Software

yatsite.blogspot: 2008 was without doubt a very exciting year. Open Source keeps stirring the still waters of IT industry. So, let's see which major applications made major releases this year:

Business vs. FOSS: Six Pressure Points

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OSS

earthweb.com: The question of whether business can co-exist with free and open source software (FOSS) was settled long ago. It can, and not only successful companies like Red Hat but also the willingness of venture capitalists to fund FOSS business models proves the case.

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Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.